BigBang is ‘Alive’ with hot songs of the year!


BigBang is one of the top Korean Boy groups and they are widely known for their widely different music style! They are capable of shifting from a party song with electric music to a sweet melody which shows their prowess in R&B. After a whirlwind of scandals which shook them last year Big Bang made their comeback in 2012 with a strong album ‘Alive’! I know I am quite late to post this but I have recently started listening to their music. I started with their old hits and gradually picked up the recent ‘Alive’ songs!! Gosh!!

I can actually see how they have evolved over the years and can see why they have been tremendously successful!

‘Alive’ has many songs but I have decided to rant and rave about these 4 songs with MVs because they were highly successful in youtube gathering many viewers! So lets see what ‘Alive’ is all about!

Fantastic Baby

Ideally ‘Fantastic Baby’ is the best song to show that they still haven’t lost their style! Out of the 4 I would give ‘Fantastic Baby’ the title of ‘Best Video Ever’ in this album. The opening with an owl made me think creepy and then we see G Dragon sitting in a throne practically smothered in hair! It looks like GD has been in same position for so long that his hair has grown out of control somewhat signifying his hiatus due to the scandal last year! And then after a strong opening scene we move onto the video!

MIND BLOWING!

Right from GD with his awesome hair and Taeyang who is all frozen but is slowly starting to thaw I was like shocked! And then enters TOP!!

Wow! Fantastic Baby!

TOP is easily the member with the deepest voice in Big Bang! And I really love how his deep rappers voice has been used in this video! His opening with bright blue hair on a painting shows he has the best visuals among the 5 *best enough to deserve a painting in the museum keke* and his ‘BOOM SHAKALA‘ made me fangirl to the maximum!

Daesung has deviated from his normal style for ‘Alive’ and I like his blonde look for it! When I see him chained I can only think of the pain he had to go through last year and then his vocals! He always amazes one with his high notes!

Finally SeungRi looks all sexy and mysterious in black surrounded by cat women! His body shows the scars which may denote all the hardships BB has to endure!

Being SeungRi biased I was upset he had few lines in this song but I can easily understand why he had so less! Ri is the owner of sweet soft voice in BB the exact opposite of TOP and anyone can see that ‘Fantastic Baby’ is not a sweet melo but a party song! But never fear SeungRi’s line was the most illuminating line for me in the whole song

Mama Just Let me be your Lover!

teehee!!

Wow Fantastic Baby! Starting of with all these sexy elements the song slowly became cute and fluffy at the end with all our adorable dorks dancing crazily! Just shows despite all the chaos and what nots at the end of the day Big Bang is just Big Bang and they are crazy as ever!

Fantastic Baby seems complicated when you see the video for the first time but I got addicted to it immediately as it shows each of the 5 members in a different scenario and all having their own activities and fighting all the ‘Stop Music’ shouts but finally they come closer as a group which all love and respect!

Bad boy

To Be Honest ‘Bad Boy’ was the song which I first liked in this album but then what happened later is a different story! Bad Boy is a classic song where the guy is all like ‘Dont love me am not good for you’ sorta thing and he tells his ‘Good Lady’ to leave him. To make the story short the guy wont change even if it means he has to lose the good girl! MEN!! It’s a universal thing for guys I see! Tsktsk!

Contrastingly ‘Bad Boy’ is very easy and straightforward. Big Bang members keep telling that they are Bad Boys to their girls who ignore them! Well I love Bad boys and so do 90% of female population so can I have you guys?? LOL!!
This song is What I would term the ‘The Cutest Song’!

It gave a hip-hop feeling and at the same time the trio of Taeyang, SeungRi and Daesung did provide their usual vocals in the middle which was the best! And the fashion of the members!! It was subtler than ‘Fantastic Baby’ but at the same time eye-catching.

G Dragon was heavily dressed with a fur like covering and just proving that he has a totally different fashion sense which not many of us can understand. TOP is also leaning towards that end but just have to say that the Skull necklace totally rocks! Wonder how heavy it is keke!

But being from a population of not-so-fashion forward I liked Daesung’s style simply because he was normal and his neutral coloured clothes blended with his bleached hair perfectly! Taeyang and SeungRi love  both your dance forever!!

‘Bad Boy’ is a light song and has a groovy music to listen to!

Monster

‘Monster’ is the bottom of my list simply because I was not impressed by the MV! It looked all action packed and stormy and from the future kind but sadly am not a fan of such things and so ‘Monster’ did not touch me like other songs did!

But with respect to the song Big Bang proved that their vocals are still on par with excellence and the weird hairdos do not deter their excellent singing skills!

My opinion for ‘Monster’..

But keeping aside my prejudices I sure have to say that whoever produced the MV is totally cool!

I was like this after seeing the video!

The video opens at a location which looks like a shooting ground and someone is running! Turns out it was TOP but only thing is TOP looks like an alien with weird eyes! In fact all 5 BB members looks different or in other words like a “monster”.

But please do not judge them from their outer appearance! As Daesung keeps insisting that despite a weird nose ring he is in reality a really nice guy! LOL!!

His words..

I love you! Baby I am not a monster!

I take your word Daesung but what is with your fellow member’s hair?

Taeyang who rarely experiments with different hair styles unlike somebody else *cough G Dragon cough TOP* tried something different this time!

The stylist must have just gelled Tae’s hair into two bunches which sadly resembled a Micky Mouse! heehee!!

But fortunately Taeyang came to the rescue of another member who had a  weird haircut and thus saved him by sacrificing himself!

I am talking about G Dragon’s blonde mushroom look! If the micky mouse hair did not exist GD’s mushroom would have been the talk of the town! I barely could see his face though the lip ring  did provide a nice distraction. Only normal person was SeungRi who had numbers scrolling on his forehead! LOL!!

Monster is ‘Most Mysterious Song’ in the album! Maybe ‘Monster’ will be liked by others who are into sci-fi and action stuff but I think ‘Fantastic Baby’ was sci-fi enough for me!

Blue

Here comes my most favourite song!!!! As I already said ‘Bad Boy’ stole my heart first and I would term it my first love but ‘Blue’ is my true love! I was a bit put off by the MV at first because it seemed slow and painful! But when I listened to the song carefully and knew what the meaning of the lyrics was I fell in love irrevocably!

YES! ‘Blue’ is a melancholy song which brings tears to one’s eyes with its beauty! But what is the soul of this song?

Not flashy videos or electronic autotuning!

It is just the breathtaking vocals of the members which made it so touching. SeungRi jus took the price this time! He had few lines in all the other hyper songs but he proved his power of sweet vocals with the beautiful chorus!

I’m singing my blues!

Whenever I hear him sing this line I hum along and just get drowned in the melody! G Dragon has once again proved that Big Bang is just not a group which produces breezy and electric songs but it can make one melt with heart warming melodies! Daesung and SeungRi prove that they are the best duo for the next collab unit in YG!! LOL!! Pretty please a Daeri album!!

The rap in this song was considerably slower and less frequent and the beginning of GD’s rap blended so well with Ri’s I’m singing my blues!

Though I was a bit disoriented by TOP’s rap part which seemed quite different to all the bluey vocals but then it did not do much damage!

And Tae’s unique style with the bandana is so adorable and him singing while sitting on top of a roof seems so normal too! ‘Blue’ and ‘Bad Boy’ had many similarities! The coloring of the video was same and the setting did not move around much lik ‘Monster’ and ‘Fantastic Baby’! Most of the times the 5 members were seen together in ‘Blue’ and ‘Bad Boy’ and this portrayed a nice unified image.

‘Blue’ speaks about breakup simple! I was impressed by the supporting actress in this video because she somehow fit into the video and did not seem awkward! The breakup can lead to tears and sorrow and can make one’s life blue because of sadness! But the opening line of winter having passed and spring at last reaching them gives one hope that despite being blue they can overcome their sadness.

In a way ‘Blue’ seems like Big Bang’s song to the world! When faced with a blue time thinking that they can never come back as a group their hearts were sad and filled with doubts. But this new comeback is their first step into the world with hope and trepidation. They have waited with bruised hearts till the winter has passed and now are ready to face spring!

Seeing the overwhelming response that Big Bang has received maybe it is time to start overcoming their fears and sadness! Big Bang you are not alone and your album shows that you’re ‘Alive’ once again and ready to rule the music world!

Blue ‘Best Lyrics’ credit to the mighty genius G Dragon!

Here is the english translation of this song..

The winter had passed
And the spring has come
We have withered
And our hearts are bruised from longing

(i’m singing my blues)
Used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
The love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

Under the same sky, at different places
Because you and i are dangerous
I am leaving you
One letter difference from ‘nim’^
It’s cowardly but i’m hiding because i’m not good enough
Cruel breakup is like the end of the road of love
No words can comfort me
Perhaps my lifetime’s last melodrama
Now its final curtain is coming down

I was born and i met you
And i have loved you to death
My cold heart that has been dyed blue
Even with my eyes closed, i can’t feel you

The winter had passed
And the spring has come
We have withered
And our hearts are bruised from longing

(i’m singing my blues)
Used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
The love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

I feel like my heart has stopped beating
You and i, frozen there, after a war
Trauma, that has been carved in my head
Once these tears dry up, i will moistly remember my love
I’m neither painful nor lonely
Happiness is all self-talk
I can’t stand something more complicated
It’s no big deal, i don’t care
Inevitable wandering, people come and go

I was born and i met you
And i have loved you to death
My cold heart that has been dyed blue
Even if you have left, i’m still here

(i’m singing my blues)
Used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
The love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

Again tonight, underneath that blue moonlight
I will probably fall asleep alone
Even in my dreams, i look for you
And wander around while singing this song

(i’m singing my blues)
Used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
The love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

(i’m singing my blues)
Used to the blue tears, blue sorrow
(i’m singing my blues)
The love that i have sent away with the floating clouds, oh oh

Credits of lyrics translation: Kpoplyrics

Credits of videos:  

My only regret is there were other awesome songs like ‘Ain’t No Fun’ ‘Stay Alive’ and more which did not get an MV!! Sigh!!

This post is solely based on my personal preference and it may differ for each and just have to leave a final note that the GIFs I used are not mine but the handsome work of many kindly souls!!

Before I start raving again I gotta run!!

See yah!! Until next time!

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